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Vietnamese Bahn Mi

    A twist on the traditional Vietnamese sandwich recipe, this chicken sausage bahn mi is made with pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro and a spicy mayo.

    Chicken Sausage Bahn Mi - a twist on the Vietnamese sandwich recipe

    Summer has arrived in all it’s glory and I am loving the ease and simplicity of meal time and entertaining.


    With the back yard available once again for hosting friends and family, I couldn’t wait to invite a few of my best girlfriends over for a backyard BBQ to try out Al Fresco‘s new Sweet & Smoky BBQ Chicken Sausage.


    Lucky for me, I enlisted the help of my beautiful and crazy talented friend Abby to help stage the event.


    Many of us are moms and it’s not every day we get to put on nice clothes and eat a meal without being interrupted so we made the most of the occasion!

    Bahn Mi with Chicken Sausage - a fresh twist on the classic Vietnamese recipe

    The star of the menu? These flavor-packed chicken sausage bahn mi sandwiches made with a creamy, spicy mayo, fresh cilantro and quick-pickled vegetables.


    If you’re not familiar with bahn mi, it’s a traditional Vietnamese sandwich served in a crusty baguette and often served by street vendors. Because let’s be real, street food is usually the most delicious food.


    If you have a chance to entertain friends or family this summer, I encourage you to do so. Most of the mess is kept outdoors and likely you can enlist a friend to help pick up a bouquet of flowers or bring over her famous salad.

    Vietnamese Bahn Mi with Chicken Sausage - a fun twist on the classic recipe

    Whatever you do, be sure to add this Chicken Sausage Vietnamese Bahn Mi to your menu. Your guests will love the combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors and I promise they’ll be asking for the recipe.


    Using Al Fresco’s pre-cooked chicken sausages makes it fast, easy and a total no-brainer. Don’t worry, your guests will never know how easy it was to prepare.

    Bahn Mi with Chicken Sausage - a fresh twist on the classic Vietnamese recipe

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    Chicken Sausage Bahn Mi - a twist on the Vietnamese sandwich recipe

    Vietnamese Bahn Mi

    4.50 stars average
    A twist on the traditional Vietnamese sandwich, this chicken sausage bahn mi is made with pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro and a spicy mayo.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 20 mins
    Servings: 8


    • 1 baguette
    • 1 cup shredded carrots
    • 1 cup shredded daikon radish
    • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 6 links Al Fresco Sweet & Smoky BBQ Chicken Sausage (fully cooked)
    • 1 cup cilantro sprigs
    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons Sriracha


    • Pre-heat grill to high heat and split the baguette open in half, the wide way; set aside.
    • Place the carrots and daikon in a medium bowl and toss with vinegar, sugar and salt. Let side for 15 minutes to quick-pickle (or up to overnight.)
    • Heat the pre-cooked chicken sausages on the grill and cook until warmed through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
    • While the chicken is grilling, whisk together the mayo and the Sriracha to create a spicy mayo; set aside.
    • Place the baguette halves on the grill to gently toast, about 2 minutes; remove from grill.
    • To assemble the bahn mi, spread 1/4 cup of the spicy mayo on each baguette half.
    • Slice the chicken sausages in half and lay in a single layer on top of the spicy mayo.
    • Top with pickled vegetables and cilantro sprigs before replacing the top half of the baguette. Press down firmly before slicing to serve.


    Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 33.4gProtein: 14.4gFat: 15.3gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12.3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1699mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 8.8g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. I absolutely LOVE this sandwich you made! It was such a great use for this sausage. I sorta wish I could throw a party just so I could make this sandwich :) Ok, I know I don’t need to throw a party to make this sandwich but I want both in my life!

    2. What a beautiful table for you and your friends. It was awesome that you made the time to get together wich is hard for Mommas. These sammies look delicious and I am sure everyone loved them!

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